2 Corinthians 12:1-10

Two are better than one, Because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

If you’ve ever had the experience of moving furniture around a room, you know how tedious it can be to try lifting it by yourself. Most pieces you can push around the carpet with a lot of shoving, but it’s time-consuming (and not very good for the carpet). Some pieces require another set of muscles. When two or more people are lifting, the job can be done without too much strain on any one person.

The same is true with spiritual and emotional load bearing. You were not designed to hold up under such stress; that is why you need a Savior who loves you and wants to carry you along in His strength. Many times, the Lord supports you through friends and family (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10).

Maybe it was sharing a meal or just sitting there listening to you talk and share your feelings. Comfort comes in many forms, but all displays of true, godly comfort have in mind the goal of pointing the sufferer to the One who is able to bear every burden.

Paul declared, “He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me” (2 Corinthians 12:9 NASB).

Spiritual loads are opportunities for Jesus to demonstrate His all-sufficient love and power and to reassure you that you are never alone.

Lord, help me to realize that spiritual loads are opportunities for You to demonstrate Your all-sufficient love and power. I thank You that I am never alone.

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